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Course Aims

To enable trainees to gain a Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 Award in Paediatric First Aid

Course Duration

2 Days.

Suitable Candidates

Primarily for those working in the childcare setting. But may be useful for anyone who may be responsible for children.

Pre-Course Requirements

Trainees must be physically able to carry out the procedures detailed in the course syllabus and be able to kneel to administer Basic Life Support.

Assessment Method

Trainees must attend all training sessions and be successful in the Assessment Activities and Test Papers as set by the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health.

Qualifications

Chartered Institute of Environmental Health Level 2 award in Paediatric First Aid.

Course Syllabus

Unit 1 - Paediatric Emergency First Aid:
 

  • the role of the paediatric first aider
  • dealing with emergencies
  • management of an unconscious casualty
  • management of a casualty who is not breathing normally
  • management of a casualty who is choking
  • management of a casualty who is in shock
  • management of a casualty who is bleeding


It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant or child who is:
 

  • unconscious
  • not breathing
  • choking
  • bleeding  
  • in shock

 

Unit 2: Managing Paediatric Illness and Injury:
 

  • dealing with chronic medical condition and sudden illness
  • dealing with the effects of extreme heat and cold
  • management of casualty with suspected fracture and dislocation
  • management of casualty with head, neck or spinal injury
  • dealing with conditions affecting the eyes, ears and nose
  • dealing with electric shock
  • deaing with burns and scalds
  • dealing with poisoning
  • dealing with bites and stings
  • records and reporting


It also provides the opportunity to practise the skills needed to administer first aid to an infant or child who:
 

  • requires a support sling
  • requires an elevation sling
  • has a suspected spinal injury